Zimbabwe golf star Scott Vincent remained within striking distance of the lead after carding a two-under-par-71 in the second round of the Asian Tour International Series Morocco on Friday.
Vincent is first on the International Series Order of Merit and fifth on the Asian Tour Merit list, having won the International Series England in June.
He put himself in a strong position to challenge for the title in Morocco this weekend after making three birdies and two bogeys on both nines at the majestic Royal Golf Dar Es Salam to reach five under par at the halfway stage of the US$1.5 million event.
Vincent will start the third round on Saturday, just four shots behind Canada’s Richard Lee, who carded a seven-under-par-65 for a 36-hole total of nine-under-par-137.
“It has been a good two days, I did a lot of things very well,” Vincent said.
“Just trying to stay present and engage each and every shot. I had a really good group to play with today. Kiradech (Aphibarnrat) is someone I have looked up to for a very long time. That was a lot of fun and we really enjoyed ourselves out there.
Vincent, who has a win each on the Japan Golf Tour and the Asian Tour this season, says he will not change his approach ahead of moving day on Saturday.
“Weekend approach is the same, same approach, same as what we have been doing, I am just out here each week to get a little bit better. Learning and growing is what we call it. That’s the goal.”
Vincent will be joined for the weekend by his young brother Kieran and compatriot Benjamin Follet-Smith after they both made the halfway cut on Friday which was set at four-over-par
Kieran is tied for 44th after carding a 75 for a two-round total of two-over-par while Follet-Smith is a shot back on three-over-par.